received a few wonderful reviews in the past couple of days by indie review
sites who make the author’s world go ’round!
THAT WHICH GROWS
WILD: 16 TALES OF DARK FICTION
KENDALL REVIEWS -- “That Which Grows Wild
by Eric J Guignard collects 16 weird, dark stories with enough variety to make
a chocolate box turf itself off a cliff in despair, knowing it could never
provide such a tasty selection of treats.
you’re four stories deep into a collection and each one gives you the fuzzy
feeling of satisfaction, I’d say that’s a pretty strong recommendation, but
wait! Guignard isn’t done with you that quickly…
buy it! Quality, variety, terror, sadness, thrills, comedy, creatures… this book
really does have it all.”
A.E. SIRAKI, WRITER &
-- “I was excited to read this short story collection by Eric J. Guignard, who
is as brilliant a writer as he is an editor…
also excels at writing historical tales particularly well, such as “Momma,”
which I enjoyed. One of the themes of the collection and that ran through this
story was of families and desperate situations; how much they’re willing to
risk to save each other, and sacrifice.
Guignard presents an excellent assortment of stories in this volume. Fans of
his work should definitely check it out.”
Reading this book you get to know Kaaron Warren comes just as much from her
stories as her introduction as you do the interview.
is the thing, this is a entertaining book, the stories are great. You will
learn about the author but as much as it is primer for the author it is also a
great education tool for short fiction in general. Editor Eric Guignard is
doing exciting stuff with this series and Dark Moon Books in general. He is one
of the hardest working folks in the indie horror scene and it is paying off.
His name on a book is a mark of quality. This series is just starting but in a
few years I suspect these books will help a new generation of authors learn the
FANBASE PRESS -- “A World of Horror is an anthological
cultural tour in the sacred art of horror that will terrify even the most
desensitized scare junkie and force them to sleep with the lights on. Parsed
together by Eric J. Guignard, the collection contains delectable choices from
South Africa, India, England, Australia, Japan, and many more (even the United
States of America)…
now, there aren’t a lot of books that can deliver on the frights like this one,
but it also exposes readers to new cultures and ideas, legends and fears – a
phenomenal combination that needs to be repeated often.”
IT’S HERE!!!! Release Day today for one of the
most highly anticipated anthologies of my life, A WORLD OF HORROR, which
is an anthology of all new dark and speculative fiction stories written by
authors from around the world.
Every nation of the globe has unique tales to tell,
whispers that settle in through the land, creatures or superstitions that
enliven the night, but rarely do readers get to experience such a diversity of
these voices in one place as in A World
of Horror, the latest anthology book created by award-winning editor Eric J. Guignard, and beautifully
illustrated by artist Steve Lines.
within these pages are twenty-two all-new dark and speculative fiction stories
written by authors from around the world that explore the myths and monsters,
fables and fears of their homelands.
In “The Wife Who Didn’t Eat,” a modest Japanese farmer’s prayer to
the gods comes true . . . much to his dismay.
In “Things I Do For Love,” the intertwined lives in an Indonesian
village are upended by as diabolical and otherworldly a device as a simple
In “Mutshidzi,” an African teen must raise her brother and run the
household after their mother dies. But there is so much to do . . .
In “Sick Cats in Small Spaces,” a vacationing Australian family come
upon a ghost town where the actual ghosts are bottled and kept.
encounter the haunting things that stalk those radioactive forests outside
Chernobyl in Ukraine; sample the curious dishes one may eat in Canada; beware
the veldt monster that mirrors yourself in Uganda; or simply battle mountain
trolls alongside Alfred Nobel in Sweden. These stories and more are found
within A World of Horror.
and discover, truly, there’s no place on the planet devoid of frights, thrills,
and wondrous imagination!
Early Praise for: A
World of Horror
“This breath of fresh air for horror readers
shows the limitless possibilities of the genre.”
Payment: 6 cents a word original; 2 cents a word reprint
Story Length: 1,000–40,000 words (focus on shorter form)
Deadline:Open 1 week only: September 21 to September 28, 2018
Response: abt. 2 months
Description: Well written original stories in science fiction, fantasy, myth, fairy
tales, and eldritch; in written, podcast, video, and/or graphic story form, and
from around the world. We care about character, plot, ideas, and storytelling
ability. We accept both serious and humorous work (no horror).
Constellary Tales (Magazine
AND Podcast) (*New Market)
Payment: 10 cents per word
for the first 5,000 words, 8 cents for each word over 5,000
Story Length: 1,000–16,000 words
Description: Science fiction
and fantasy (include. All associated sub-genres); Science fiction need not be
"hard" SF, but rigor is appreciated. Fantasy can be folkloric,
contemporary, surreal, etc. Horror can be supernatural or psychological, so
long as it is frightening.
Story Length: 2,500 – 8,000 words soft range (additionally, ‘Minute Mysteries’ of as
little as 250 words)
Response: Three months
Description: (Not Horror, but Mystery and Crime) -- Every kind of mystery short
story: the psychological suspense tale, the deductive puzzle, the private eye
case—the gamut of crime and detection from the realistic (including the
policeman's lot and stories of police procedure) to the more imaginative
(including "locked rooms" and "impossible crimes"). We need
hard-boiled stories as well as "cozies."
Sci-fi, Fantasy, or Horror. Theme = Defiance/Obedience. What is the cost of
defiance and who really ends up paying? What do we give up in unquestioned
obedience, and is it tantamount to capitulation? Story characters must be
predominantly People of Color.)
***Non-PRO-Paying Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”
Description: Stories in the
realm of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror that explore larger
questions using any and all of the popular science fiction tropes: new
technology, exploration, nightmarish dystopians, alien species, baffling
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Saturday! Am starting the countdown to one of the most highly anticipated
anthologies of my life… #AWorldOfHorror by DarkMoonBooks and edited by me, coming Sept 10, but available to pre-order now!
Description: Have a main character that a middle grade reader (ages 8-12) can
identify with; are well written, fun to read, and encourage a love of reading
science fiction; and tell of adventure, space, science. Give us rockets,
robots and alien encounters, and we’re pretty happy. Steampunk, time travel,
weird west and alternate history are also all fine.
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Payment:$50 flat payment (thus, 5 cents a word or
Story Length: flash fiction to
1,000 words (also non-fiction welcome to 1,000 words)
Response: vague… est. 1 to 3
Description: Stories is a
complete mystery in 1,000 words or less. We don't want character studies or
mood pieces. We'd like it to lean towards noir but being a mystery. Stories
where the investigator is the protagonist, or at least a significant character,
and the focus is on solving a solving a crime, or getting someone out of a jam,
or seeking some sort of justice."
Description: Creative writing
about environmental justice. Diverse fiction stories (and poetry) including a speculative
element: Searingly personal, visceral, idiosyncratic understanding of the world
and the people in it as it has been, as it is, as it will be, as it could be,
as a consequence of humanity’s relationship with the earth.
Story Length: Flash Fiction and Poetry to 1,000 words
Deadline: August 1–September 15, 2018
Response: 14 days
Description: Gorgeous, emotional writing: poetry that shimmers with multiple layers
of meaning, prose that explores and interrogates. From hard science fiction to
the lightest of magical realism: All speculative genres OK.
Description: Stories that appeal to science fiction and fantasy readers (the SF
element may be slight, but it should be present); character-oriented stories.
Humor very welcome. (** now allows online submissions)
Market, but Eric J. Guignard’s “Pick of the Month”
Description: The future is now. At least, that’s what we’re told, but the more
advanced technology gets, the more ways people find to hurt each other.Many say that technology changes the way we
define ‘human.’ In this anthology, we’ll erase the definition entirely.That’s what you’ll answer. In Crash Code, we want to
see the pinnacle of our technology meeting the depths of our depravity. All
sub-genres of horror accepted—extreme, bizzaro, erotic, new weird,
Bubble Off Plumb (Feral
Cat Publishers, ed. by Kathy Finfrock)
Description: Bubble Off Plumb”
(BOP) is a colloquial expression for things being not quite right. We’re
looking for original fiction short stories of such a nature; odd, unsettling,
full of twists, etc. All genres are welcome, if you have a story which doesn’t
seem to fit in anywhere else, we might be the home for it!